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    The early colonists relied heavily upon support from Britain
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    American colonists were not strictly controlled by English law and government
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    The colonists only objected to the practice of quartering

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    The Boston Tea Party occurred in 1776
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    Patrick Henry shouted “give me liberty or give me death”
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    When the first continental congress met, the members all wanted to declare war against England

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    The First Continental congress met in Philadelphia in 1776
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    George Washington was selected to command the continental army
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    The second continental congress ran our government for 7 years
  • 10
    The revolutionary war began with a shot fired in Concord

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    The declaration of independence was written to begin the revolutionary war
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    The declaration was adopted by the second Continental Congress and July 4, 1776
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    The articles of confederation was strong because the colonist gave many powers to the new federal government
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    The constitutional convention was held in Philadelphia in 1776
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    There were 13 delegates to the Constitutional convention
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    The building in which the convention mat is now called Independence Hall

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    The official purpose of the convention was to write a new constitution
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    The New Jersey plan called for a legislative body based on population
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    The delegates at the constitutional convention trusted in the ordinary citizens of America
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    all 13 former colonies were joined in the new union by 1790

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    The federalist propose the bill of rights
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    James Madison proposed first amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1789
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    The Bill of Rights was created to protect the rights of the people against the federal government
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    censorship is one of the rights protected by the Bill of Rights
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    The constitution does not protect individuals with unpopular views
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    The Bill of Rights apply to all levels of government

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    The Constitution allows laws to be made for things that did not exist in 1787
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    The Constitution provides for a government by the people
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    information about the amending passes for the US constitution can be found in article 6
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    the 13th amendment abolished slavery in the United States

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    Illinois became a state in 1815
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    Illinois has had three state capitals
  • 33
    both the Illinois constitution and the federal Constitution has a bill of rights
  • 34
    Illinois has had four state constitutions
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    Samuel Witwer worked against the passage of the 1970 constitution
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    The first seal used by Illinois was that of the northwest territory
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    They have been 4 seals used by the residents of Illinois
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    The secretary of state is the keeper of the great seal
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    The us senate is the main body of the legislative branch
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    the president of the United States has the power to call Congress into a special session
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    The Congress meets in the capital building in Washington DC
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    there are times when members of Congress cannot be arrested
  • 43
    The daily record of the Congress is called a congressional record
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    The US house of representatives have 435 members
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    The term of each Congress begins on January 3 of each even numbered year and last for two years
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    members of the US house representative serve 2 year terms
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    all bills for revenue began in the U.S. Senate
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    The house of representatives has the sole power of impeachment
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    The US Senate was designed to favor the larger states
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    The vice President of the United States is the chief officer in the US Senate
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    The US Senate must approve the nominations of the President of the United States
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    in cases of impeachment the US Senate serves as a defense of the accused
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    A census must be administrated by Congress every 20 years

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